- a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast. 7836 sq. mi. (20,295 sq. km). Capital: Trenton. Abbreviation: NJ (for use with zip code), N.J.
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In New-Jersey, the proportion is 1-13th coloured; and of the convicts 1-3d.Abolitionism Exposed!
W. W. Sleigh
It has been attempted in New-Jersey to lessen the expense attending these heats, by performing them in reverberatory furnaces.
I saw the dim shore; a long line of the New-Jersey coast, with distinguishable trees and white houses.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)
One of the most extensive groups of trap-rocks is to be seen in the north-eastern part of the state of New-Jersey.
- a state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic and Delaware Bay: mostly low-lying, with a heavy industrial area in the northeast and many coastal resorts. Capital: Trenton. Pop: 8 638 396 (2003 est). Area: 19 479 sq km (7521 sq miles)Abbreviation: N.J., (with zip code) NJ
named 1664 by one of the proprietors, Sir George Carteret, for his home, the Channel island of Jersey. Jersey girl attested from 1770.